Last updated: July 25, 2023
“Ingredient” means tobacco, additive, as well as any substance or element in the finished tobacco product or related product, including paper, filter, ink, capsule and glue.
The definition of "tobacco product ingredient" is significant because the law requires disclosure of tobacco product ingredients.
Includes tobacco, components (e.g. paper, filter), including materials used to manufacture those components, additives, processing aids, residual substances found in tobacco (following storage and processing), and substances that migrate from the packaging material into the product (contaminants are not part of the ingredients). (FCTC Art. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines)
Characteristic taste and flavor of tobacco products
“Characteristic taste and flavor of tobacco products” means a clearly perceptible smell or taste other than the smell or taste of tobacco resulting from the introduction of an additive or combination of additives, including but not limited to fruit, spices, herbs, alcohol, candy, menthol or vanilla that can be recognized before or during the use of a tobacco product.
The definition of “characteristic taste and flavor of tobacco products”is significant because, once the amendments are in effect, the law will regulate tobacco products with a characteristics taste and flavor.
"Additive" means a substance other than tobacco, which is introduced into a tobacco product, an individual pack or any outer packaging of a tobacco product.
The definition of "additive" is significant because, once the amendments are in effect, the law will regulate additives in tobacco products.
“Flavor additive” means an additive to a tobacco product that gives it a smell and/or taste.
The definition of "flavor additive" is significant because, once the amendments are in effect, the law will regulate tobacco products with flavor additives.